Stan Osborne was a freelance software engineer in Atari's Design Research department from 1981 through 1984. He also worked on projects for coin-op and home computing departments. He created micro-kernels, proof of concepts, proto-applications and device drivers.
There are two versions of this interview: the podcast version is about an hour shorter. The extended version includes a lot more of Stan's education, jobs, and history before he was at Atari.
This interview took place on March 16, 2017, with a short additional segment added on August 4.
"I was being paid to do whatever I wanted to, if I had time. When you're a freelance independant contractor, you set the clock schedule for when you're going to be there and what you're gonna go. I could visit anybody, anywhere on the Atari campuses."
November 3, 2017 Subject:
This was quite an interesting project, an aluminum wall that was touch sensitive, that if touched would play randomly selected audio clips generated by the Atari sound chips and at the same time, control lights to add more ambience to the experience. What a fascinating project. Pity that there are no photos or video of this. Or are there?